College Benefit for Union Members

We are proud to offer the Union Benefit Program (the Free College Benefit) in partnership with the Student Resource Center

This first-of-its-kind program provides eligible students access to online, accredited programs committed to providing a quality education experience with little to no debt. This program provides students the opportunity to earn relevant and in-demand degrees taught by highly qualified professors with no out-of-pocket cost for students who qualify. Students who are not eligible for the full-funding benefit may qualify for student loans to help cover out-of-pocket costs. Admitted students will receive an award letter outlining their financial obligation (if applicable).

We’re honored to be trusted by America’s labor unions, who have long been committed to providing meaningful educational opportunities that improve the quality of life for union members and their families. And we are pleased to collaborate with national economic and social justice organizations to help build transformative change in education for everyday Americans. Our partnerships allow us to remove financial obstacles while democratizing education for all.

Each individual student application is reviewed for eligibility under Paul Quinn standards; admission is not guaranteed. Complete this application if you were referred to Paul Quinn College as an education partner by the Student Resource Center. Click here to fill out an application.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • All applicants to the Paul Quinn Bachelor Completion program must meet the following admission requirements:
    • Have completed at least one or more earned college credit and not have yet earned a bachelor’s degree or higher.
    • Self-certification of high school required for students who have earned less than 12 college credits.
    • Have official transcripts from previously attended institutions submitted for an admission decision.
    • It is the student’s responsibility to submit any official transcripts that they would like evaluated for transfer credits prior to the start of classes.
  • Each individual student application is reviewed for eligibility under Paul Quinn standards; admission is not guaranteed.
  • Prospective Students MUST complete their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and any verification steps required.
  • DACA, undocumented and Dreamer students may be eligible for state funding if they are TX Residents.
  • Students who are not eligible for the full-funding benefit may qualify for student loans to help cover out-of-pocket costs. Admitted students will receive an award letter outlining their financial obligation (if applicable).
  • Accepted Students can register once their official transfer of credit evaluation is completed by the Office of the Registrar. Please allow 8-12 weeks for review. Once the transfer evaluation is complete, students will be sent an appointment scheduling link to meet with a member of the advising team for registration.
  • The Bachelor Completion program is open to union members in good standing, who are full dues-paying members or retiree members, and their families who meet the institution and program-specific admission and eligibility requirements outlined above. Families are children (or step-children), grandchildren, spouses, domestic partners, and parents. Check with your union to confirm.
  • Please send your official transcripts from all previous colleges attended to Paul Quinn as indicated below. Visit your previous college or university’s website and follow their transcript request process.
  • Electronic Transcripts: Paul Quinn prefers electronic transcripts. They accept electronic transcripts from other institutions and from third-party transcript providers. In both cases, electronic transcripts must be sent from the provider directly to Paul Quinn. For electronic transcripts please use
  • Mailed Paper Transcripts: official transcripts must arrive in official, university-sealed envelopes at the following mailing address:
    Paul Quinn College
    ATTN: Enrollment Management
    3837 Simpson Stuart Road
    Dallas, TX 75241-4398
  • The starting point for all Union member questions is to contact the Student Resource Center, the organization that operates the benefit on behalf of your union. We have set up special contact methods set up for Union member and you are encouraged to use them over contacting individual Paul Quinn offices directly for best services.
  • Phone: (888) 590 -9009
  • Email: srcsupport@pqc.ed
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  • Student credentials are sent via email from a week after you register for courses.
  • If you have received your credential information, and are having problems logging in, please email

What is the Union Benefit Affiliation Policy?

  • Paul Quinn College requires all recipients of the Student Success Grant to be either members in good-standing, or directly related to members in good standing, with a participating union both at the time of their initial admission to Paul Quinn and for the duration of the time they are enrolled at PQC.
    • Exception: If a student loses their union membership after they have already enrolled and begun the current term, PQC will cover the costs for the remainder of said term. However, following that term the student shall be financially responsible for all their educational expenses.
    • NOTE: the “current term” includes the seven (7) week term and the change in tuition will take effect in the next enrolled term, even if a March/October start.
    • If the student has not enrolled and/or started the current term, when they lose their union affiliation, they will be required to assume all financially responsibility for that term.
  • Non-Pell Grant recipient students who are not grandfathered into the Student Success Grant program are not required to be union members.
  • Pell Grant-eligible students, who have been certified by the Office of Financial Aid, are required to maintain active union affiliation.
  • Academic Advisors are required to request proof of active Union affiliation in order to approve a SRC/Union student for registration.
    • NOTE: All students qualifying under the Student Success Grant program must provide proof of active union membership for either themselves or a relative.
Coach Keldrick McKinney of the track and field team smiling

COACH Keldrick McKinney

About the Coach

Coach Keldrick McKinney is a native of Dallas, Texas who enters his third year as the Head Track and Field/Cross Country Coach at Paul Quinn College. After serving one year as Associate Head Coach under the leadership of Coach Maurice West; Coach McKinney was given the opportunity by Paul Quinn’s legendary Athletic Director James “Zip” Summers.

The program has quickly grown from 3 to now 25 student athletes under the leadership of Coach McKinney. In the second year of competing at the Red River Athletic Conference Track and Field Championships, the Paul Quinn Tigers placed two athletes in the Top 10.

Coach McKinney received his bachelor’s in Kinesiology from Prairie View A&M University. After graduation he then opened a training facility where he trained hundreds of athletes. This provided the background and experience for Coach to thrive at the next level. Coach McKinney’s student-athletes not only excel on the track but also in the classroom as well. Coach McKinney’s team maintains over a 3.0 gpa.

Coach Michael Delgado of the mens soccer team

COACH Michael Delgado

Email: | Phone: 214-379-5374

About the Coach

Coach Michael Delgado has been coaching at the collegiate level since 2009. He began his coaching career at Howard Payne University, shortly after starting his time there as a collegiate soccer player. He began as a student coach and after graduating with a degree in Spanish Education, became an assistant.

In 2015, Coach Delgado moved back to Dallas to form the Men’s and Women’s Soccer program at Paul Quinn College as the assistant coach and became the head coach of the Women’s team in 2017. From 2015-2021 he was also the Men’s assistant coach. 

In 2021, Coach Delgado took over the Men’s program and led the team as the #3 seed (highest in school history) to the USCAA National Championship for the 3rd year in a row, with a 3rd place finish. 

Coach Delgado is a Dallas native and graduated from Mesquite Poteet High School as a district MVP & All-State. He holds his Master’s degree from Concordia University in Coaching & Athletic Administration. He resides in the campus neighborhood of Highland Hills and lives daily by his motto, #AlwaysRefuse2Lose.

coach brandon espinosa

COACH Brandon Espinosa

About the Coach

Brandon Espinosa starts his fourth season as Head Men’s Basketball Coach at Paul Quinn College.

Last season, Coach Espinosa and the Tigers had a historic 19 game turnaround from the previous year going from 7-25 to 26-2 (12-2 RRAC). Coach Espinosa led the 2021-2022 Tigers to the school’s first USCAA Men’s Division I National Championship and the 3rd overall national championship in school history. The Tigers also won the Red River Athletic Conference West (RRAC) regular season title for the first time since joining the conference in 1998. The Tigers finished the 2021-2022 season with the most RRAC wins and highest winning percentage in a season in program history.

The Tigers were the No. 1 seed at USCAA Nationals and had a dominant showing with 3 double digits wins. The championship game featured seven ties and ten lead changes. After trailing by four at half, 38-34, Bryant & Stratton led 67-65 with 6:33 left in the game. Henry Hampton hit a jumper a minute later to give Paul Quinn the lead to highlight a 10-0 run to seal the victory for the Tigers. Ja’Mare Redus led PQC with 18 points while Hampton finished with 17. Spencer McElway added 12, Ja’Mere Redus came off the bench and scored 11, and Steven Tynes chipped in seven points and nine assists.

While the team’s collective efforts were the deciding factor in their success, several outstanding individuals led them both on and off the court. Coach Brandon Espinosa was recognized as the USCAA National Coach of the Year. In addition, senior forward Spencer McElway was selected as a USCAA 1st Team All American, USCAA All Tournament Team and RRAC 2nd Team All Conference. Sophomore forward Trevoin Shaw was voted USCAA 1st Team All American, USCAA All Tournament Team and RRAC 1st Team All Conference. Sophomore guard Ja’mare Redus received USCAA Tournament MVP as well as USCAA 2nd Team All American Honors. Sophomore guard Torron Mingo Jr. earned the USCAA Academic All American award. Junior guard Caleb Thompson received the RRAC Champions of Character award.

During his first season with Paul Quinn, Espinosa led the Tigers to the most conference victories since 2012-2013. In addition, PQC had two players receive RRAC All Conference honors; Spencer McElway was 1st Team All RRAC and Mateo Escheik received 2nd Team All RRAC honors. McElway also joined the schools 1000-point club.

Espinosa also serves as the Director of EYBL and 17U Head Coach for Drive Nation which was founded by former NBA All-Star Jermaine O’Neal. This summer Drive Nation qualified for the 2021 Nike Peach Jam and currently has the most ESPN Top 100 ranked players in the country.

Espinosa has held coaching positions at Bossier Parish Community College, Ranger College and with the Dallas Mavericks NBA G-League affiliate, Texas Legends.

  • In 2016-17, while he was the associate head coach for Chris Lovell at Bossier Parish Community College, Bossier qualified for the Region 14 Championship Tournament for the first time since becoming a member of the conference. In 2017-2018 Bossier again qualified for the Region 14 Championship Tournament and finished with a record of 17-14. The 17 wins was the most for a team at Bossier in ten years.
  • While at Ranger College, he helped head coach Billy Gillispie orchestrate the biggest turnaround in college basketball history. During the 2015-2016 season Ranger went from 2-23 the previous year to 35-3, making the NJCAA national tournament and a Final Four appearance for the first time in the schools 90-year history.
  • From 2013-2015, Espinosa was an assistant coach with the Dallas Mavericks NBA G-League affiliate Texas Legends. Espinosa coached under Eduardo Najera, who in 2000 was the first Mexican born player to be draftedinto the NBA. During the 2013-2014 campaign the Texas Legends tied the franchise record for most wins in a season with 24. Legends guard PJ Hairston was the first G-League player ever to be drafted in the first round of an NBA draft when he was selected 26th overall by the Miami Heat in 2014.
  • Espinosa also served as the associate head coach for Jeff Webster and Nike Pro Skills 17U EYBL team from 2016-2018.

Espinosa is a native of Houston, Texas. He played collegiately for Dallas Christian College, where in 2010 they won the ACCA National Championship. Espinosa earned his bachelor’s degree in Business Administration in 2011.

Paul Quinn did not compete in 2020-2021 due to Covid-19.

Coach Camille Headshot

COACH Camille Smith

Email: | Phone: 214-379-5499

About the Coach

Camille Smith is in her first season at Paul Quinn College.

Smith was hired in early March and her most recent position was as an Assistant Coach for the WNBA Dallas Wings.

Prior to coaching, Smith played professionally for 10 seasons internationally and 12 seasons in the WNBA before retiring in 2019. Smith was drafted to the San Antonio Silver Stars in the 2007 WNBA Draft as the 17th Overall pick. Amid the start of the 2008 WNBA season, Smith was selected in the Atlanta Dream dispersal draft before being traded to the Seattle Storm where Smith played and won a championship in 2010! In 2015 Smith was traded to the Connecticut Sun, then to the Phoenix Mercury in 2017, where she finished her career.

Internationally, Smith played on multiple teams in Israel (2015 Israel League Champion) and China. She also played in Turkey, Limassol, Cyrpus, Ragusa, Sicily (2016 Cup Champion), Lebanon (2017 Arab Cup Champion), Montpelier, France, and Venice, Italy (2018 Euro Cup runner-up).

As a former student-athlete at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Camille graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in interpersonal communications. A four-time All-ACC selection, she finished her college career with over 1,700 points, 800 rebounds, 250 assists, and 250 steals. As a senior, Camille averaged 13.7 points and 5.9 rebounds per game along with 99 steals to help the Tar Heels reach the Final Four. Camille is ranked among the top 20 all-time scorers at UNC and was named Honorable Mention All-American by the Associated Press following her junior year. She averaged 11.7 points and 5.5 rebounds as a junior. As a sophomore, Camille averaged 13.3 points and 8.0 rebounds in the ACC tournament, including a 23-point game against Duke in the finals. In 2004, she was named ACC Rookie of the Year and was the only freshman selected as a finalist for Kodak All-American honor. Camille became the first Tar Heel to be named first-team All-ACC as a freshman.

In high school, Camille was named Associated Press NC Player of the Year and NC Miss Basketball (Class 3A; 2003). Camille was also awarded State Player of the Year by the Charlotte Observer and NC Gatorade Player of the Year (2002 and 2003). In 2001, Camille shared AP Player of the Year honors at Carver High School and helped her team finish with a 30-0 record and State Championship. Camille is a three-time All-State Selection and averaged 20.2 points and 11.1 rebounds per game during her senior year. She holds the record of 2,168 career points during her high school career, was a McDonald’s High School All-American, and played in the 2002 USA Basketball Youth Development Festival. Camille was also named Piedmont Triad All-Conference, four years in a row, and Piedmont Triad Conference Player of the Year, three years in a row.

Camille Smith & her husband Jeremis Smith are happily married & live in the Historical Stop 6 Community.

Coach Patrick Gonzalez of the womens volleyball team


About the Coach

Coach Patrick Gonzalez is a native of Fort Worth, Texas. He has a Bachelor of Science in Sociology with emphasis in Criminal Justice from Texas Wesleyan University. He also has a M.Ed. in Sports Administration from Concordia University in Austin, Texas. He has coached volleyball for over thirteen years. He has coached on the high school, club, and collegiate level.

He currently coaches for 360 Volleyball Club in Arlington, Texas. Coach Gonzalez brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to the Paul Quinn College volleyball program. He served as the women’s assistant volleyball coach at Fisk University in Nashville, Tennessee for five seasons. While at Fisk University, Coach Gonzalez served as an Admissions Counselor and Director of International Student Services in the Office of Student Engagement. He has also worked at Howard University in Washington, D.C. and served as the Associate Director of Minority Outreach in the Office of Admissions. He most recently was selected into the Big XII Reach & Teach Volleyball Diversity Program.